Chinese Department

MOTHER TONGUE DEPARTMENT

 

Head of Department  Ms. Chua Hock Yen 蔡福燕
Subject Head (Chinese) Ms. Foong Yuk Yew 洪毓瑶
Level Representatives (Chinese) (P1)  Ms. Zhuo Dandan 卓丹丹
Level Representatives (Chinese) (P2)  Ms. Tiow Jingmin 张静敏
Level Representatives (Chinese) (P3)  Ms. Tan Kok Teng 陈杺惟
Level Representatives (Chinese) (P4) Ms. Foon Siew Man 潘秀雯
Level Representatives (Chinese) (P5)  Ms. Lau Yee Fun 刘绮芬
Level Representatives (Chinese) (P6)  Ms. Tang Oi Khum 邓爱琴

 

PROGRAMMES OVERVIEW:
 

Programmes CL ML TL
MTL Fortnight and Cultural Camps Y Y Y
Hosting of Overseas Partners/Schools Y Y  
Overseas Immersion Trips Y Y  
Talent Development Y Y Y
Conversational Chinese Malay (CCM) Y Y Y
Reading and Writing Programme Y Y Y
Post Exam Activities Y Y Y
Book Fair Y Y Y
Parents’ Talk Y Y Y

 

 

 

 

Cultural Programme 文化活动

On 25 July 2018, 93 P5 pupils and 6 teachers went to Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre to watch the latest Mandarin magical musical play “The Wizard of Oz”, which was presented by the Singapore Focus Theatre in collaboration with EZ HOUSE ARTS STUDIO.  It was a great performance which left the audience with a memorable experience and lasting impression. Dorothy wanted so much to save her grandmother’s life. She took a ride with the magical tornado into the magical Emerald city. She made friends with a brainless scarecrow, a heartless tin man and a timid lion. They all have their wishes they wanted to fulfil, so they worked together, learnt from one other, and endured hardships together to finally achieve their wishes. The music and magic elements successfully created a magical kingdom. Together with the values emphasized by the Ministry of Education and the unique experiences of local students, this western plot was modified to suit the needs of the audiences, at the same time teaching them valuable lessons through the show, to cultivate good habit and values in them. This show also encouraged and inspired students’ interest in the learning of Chinese Language.

7月25日下午,本校93名五年级的学生在老师们的带领下来到新加坡新加坡华族文化中心,观看了由新加坡焦点剧场和EZ HOUSE ARTS STUDIO 联办的大型舞台剧《绿野仙踪》。演员们精彩的表演给同学们留下了深刻的印象。此剧主要讲述的是桃乐丝为挽救奶奶的生命,乘着神奇的龙卷风来到了充满奇幻魔法的奥兹王国。在那里, 她结识了没有脑子的稻草人、没有心脏的铁皮人和十分胆小的狮子,他们为了实现各自的心愿,互相帮助,相互学习,历尽艰险,并在最后如愿以偿实现了各自的愿望。此剧利用歌舞剧和魔术表演的形式,成功打造了一个奇妙的魔幻国度。此剧也根据新加坡教育理念及本地学生特殊的成长经历,将这部西方的经典故事进行了改编,用生动的情节告诉我们一个深刻的道理,使其在观看后树立良好的价值观。同学们在观赏后反馈此生动有趣的舞台剧提升了他们对学习母语的兴趣。

 

Mother Tongue Fortnight 2018

The month of July was an exciting and inspiring one for our pupils. This year, the Mother Tongue (MT) department had designated two consecutive weeks from 3 July to 13 July for MTL Fortnight Programme, during which, a variety of activities that promote experiential and engaging learning were organised to expose our pupils to the rich local culture. The pupils participated in activities with hands on sessions such as Clay Sculpture, Bean Art, Blowing Painting and Kite Making.

 

2018年7月3日至7月13 日,我校母语部安排了一系列精彩的母语双周活动,让学生通过快乐的学习经验多了解华族文化,并且培养学生对中华文化的兴趣。各年级的学生通过“动手做一做”认识不同的传统手工。活动包括泥塑制作、豆画制作、吹画、风筝制作。

The Primary One pupils happily presenting their clay figurines. 一年级的学生开心地展示他们亲手制作的泥塑作品。

The Primary Two pupils participated in a Chinese Bean Art activity where they used a mixture of beans to do up a marvellous art piece. 二年级的学生利用不同的豆类完成一幅豆画。

 

The Primary Three and Primary Four pupils participated in the Blow Painting activity where they used a straw to blow the ink in the direction the tree branches were to spread out to. Showcasing their art pieces - a beautiful tree filled with plum blossoms.
三年级和四年级的学生利用吸管吹墨汁。学生通过吹画领略颜色变化的魅力。

 

The Primary Five and Six pupils learnt kite-making, which involves designing, building the skeletal structure of the kite and colouring.
小五和小六的学生学习制作风筝。学生尝试亲手绘制风筝图案,制作风筝骨架,完成一只风筝

 

For the Primary Three pupils, a one-day cultural camp was conducted on the 11th July 2018. The Chinese pupils put their crafty hands to work as they got actively involved in the Paper Quilling activity. On top of these, the pupils also enjoyed Sichuan Opera Face Changing performance.

我校在7月11日当天举办了文化营,让三年级的华族学生在课堂以外有机会使用华文华语。

精彩的变脸表演让学生叹为观止。

 

第一次尝试卷纸活动的学生都感到兴奋无比。他们学会将不同颜色的纸条卷成不同形状,最后呈现出来的成品就从原 有的平面扩及至立体世界。

 

 

Hosting of Kunshan Experimental Elementary School from China

In July this year, West Grove Primary School welcomed a group of 29 P5 Chinese students and four teachers from Kunshan Experimental Primary School, China. The entourage participated in classroom activities, such as Art, Music, Science and even specially-designed PE lessons. They also had the opportunity to experience the Southeast Asia culture through batik painting and Indian Henna painting. Although the interaction only happened briefly, the friendship between the two schools was fostered.

今年7月13日及16日,中国昆山市实验小学的4位老师带领29名学生来我校进行游学交流。第一天,在3位华文老师协助下,我校10名五年级学长带领来访的师生参观了校园。接着,昆山实验小学的师生们参加了由我校母语部、艺术部及科学部等部门提供的一系列教学体验活动。具有东南亚特色的艺术体验课,昆山的师生们学习了蜡染绘画、体验了印度手绘;与实验紧密结合的科学课,让昆山的学生当了一回小实验家,观察了水的循环过程。第二天,我校有32名五年级学生参与接待了来访的学生,与昆山的同学们一起参加了由体育部门主导的体育体验课,两校学生发扬合作精神完成了一个个活泼、有趣且很有挑战性的活动,然后我校学生陪同他们的昆山伙伴进行了普通课堂体验等等。两天时间虽短,但两校师生的友情再次得以升华。

 

Overseas Immersion Programme 2018 文化浸濡活动

In May 2018, our teachers led a group of 18 selected Primary 5 pupils to embark on a meaningful learning journey to Suzhou, China. They visited our twinning school, Kunshan Experimental Elementary School and had an unforgettable experience of the vibrant classroom culture, Chinese traditional fine arts as well as innovative and hands-on activities during the 3 day visit. The children also visited various places of interest in the tranquil city of Suzhou and Hangzhou. Also not forgetting, the ever-changing, dynamic metropolis Shanghai.

2018年5月,我们学校三位老师以及数学部主任携学生19名前往昆山市实验小学进行游学交流。
在此次交流活动中,学生不但感受到了昆山市实验小学学生的学习氛围,也在与他们的共同课堂学习中加深了彼此的了解。同学们踊跃参与学校为他们准备的国画、书法、以及模型飞机制作活动,并在两校联谊活动中表现杰出,最后两校学生互赠礼品,挥泪告别。
除了在昆山实验小学的三天学习之外,同学们也一边游览苏州、杭州、上海的名胜古迹,如江南园林、杭州西湖、苏州虎丘和盘门、东方明珠塔等,一边听导游讲解丰富有趣的历史和文化故事,让同学们感受到了浓浓的中华情。

 

 

School Visit

In the school we had visited, I was surprised as there were quite a few things there that are different from Singapore. They have way more CCAs than we do. For example, they have a 3D printing club and a car simulation club. We did many fun things like airplane making and we did an exchange of performances.

By Muhammad Amal Izaz Boon Jia Zheng 5C/5CL7

We had a chance to make some friends there. While I was attending the lessons, I noticed that the students there were very attentive to the teacher or the speaker as they spoke. Most of the students were very engaged in lesson and kept answering the questions the teacher had asked.

We also had an art lesson at the school. To my surprise, they used Chinese brushes to draw. In Singapore, we are introduced to batik painting, water colouring, oil pastels. But in china, they use unique brushes and Chinese watercolour to draw. At the beginning, I was totally clueless of what to do. Luckily, there was help from the students there. We also completed a wonderful piece of art.

By Wong Zi Xuan (5G/5CL1) & Lu Yi Geng (5G/5CL2)

 

Lanli Garden Embroidery Research Institute

We learnt how to embroider. Embroidery is a tedious and hard process, as you could injure yourself by piercing your finger with a needle, and one mistake could ruin the whole picture. While we only embroidered small flower petals, some people manage to make an entire picture.

 

What I had Learnt

  • I learnt to be independent as my parents were not there to help me.
  • I learnt to be appreciative of what I had, as there were many beggars on the street.
  • I also learnt about China's rich history, and all the gods that the Chinese people worshipped.

By Reiko Hungee Jing Tong 5G/5CL1

 

 

家长工作坊2018

P5 CL Parental Workshop

More than 50 parents took time off their busy work schedule to attend the P5 Chinese and Higher Chinese Parent Workshop conducted during the March school holidays. P5 Chinese teachers shared invaluable insights and tips to improve their child’s performance in the various assessment components. The interactive Q&A session was a fruitful one with parents airing their concerns and teachers clarifying their doubts. It was clearly evident and heartening for teachers to know that parents are actively supporting their children in their important journey towards PSLE. This positive parent-teacher partnership will greatly benefit the child, ultimately bringing about academic success.

今年三月学校假期,五十多名家长从百忙之中拨冗参加了五年级的华文和高级华文家长工作坊。五年级的华文老师们分享了会考的评估模式和考卷组成部分,并重点分享了会考的新题型和答题技巧以及提高学习成绩的贴士。在互动问答环节中,家长纷纷提出了他们的疑惑,在场的老师逐一予以解答。我们可以看到家长们在子女的重要备考旅程扮演了非常积极的角色。这种积极的亲师合作关系将极大地惠及孩子,最终带来孩子们学业上的成功。

 

 

 

Chinese New Year Celebration 2018 农历新年庆祝活动

Decoration

Making the lanterns was very fun. The difficulty we faced was folding the angbaos as the steps were very complicated. The angbaos were also hard to fold because some angbaos were made of card. We did not know how to make the lanterns on our first attempt. We also did not know how to measure the string to hang the angbaos so our teacher helped us. We have learnt to work together and not quarrel.

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Putting up the lanterns was difficult because we are not tall enough to reach the top corners of the whiteboards. So we stood on a chair to help us put up the lanterns. After putting up the lanterns, the classroom looked nice. We were very proud of ourselves after our hard work.

By Eraj Majid (P6D) & Tasnim Taj Puspa (P6D)

 

Pre-Assembly Storytelling

"There was a poor family who did not have any food. They only had money for one rice cake. They made the rice cake by noon.

When they were about to eat the rice cake, something strange happened. The rice cake came alive and started running out of the house and towards the animals. "Hey, is that for me?" Asked the pig. But the rice cake just kept running. Then it ran towards the dog and cat, but it turned out that the rice cake was actually running towards grandma's mouth. The family ran after the rice cake feeling hungry. The rice cake went inside grandma's mouth and was gobbled up by grandma! Suddenly, grandma turned into a goddess! She then gave the family many sacks of rice and some monty to make more rice cakes."

This is our favourite story from the 3 days of pre-assembly storytelling sessions. From this story, we learnt that we should give back to others who are more needy. We also learnt that anyone can be a blessing in disguise.

The thing we find funny is the story's close resemblance to the famous story "The Gingerbread Man". Instead of finishing the whole story, we would suggest that the storyteller stop telling the story at its climax so that students will be interested to borrow the storybook from the school library.

By Shusmoy Roy Chowdhury (P6G) & Ruhi Sibu (P6E)

 

Classroom Quiz & Lion Dance Classroom Blessing

From the quiz, I learnt that different zodiac animals have different characteristics. One example is the dragon being swift and wise. I also learnt that some people in China may be poorer than us, yet they may be enjoying Chinese New Year more than us as they celebrate more time with their families. They also seem to cook better food than us even though they may have limited cooking utilities

 

The lion dance was incredible as there was a balance of fear and majestic feel to it. The lion looked fierce with its thick fur and red eyes. Its heart beats were made by hitting the Chinese drum. The lion was very agile and it moved quickly and made many back-breaking turns. The lion dancer successfully portrayed the lion as a terrifying beast.

By Yasin Arifin Tiham (P6G)

 

Concert

We felt very excited to attend the Chinese New Year concert. Last year's concert was a huge blast and we expect this year's concert to be as entertaining as the previous ones.

Firstly, the hosts introduced themselves. We saw one of our classmates, Koh Feng Wei dressed in a costume.

 

Then, the lions came onto the stage, surprising the audience. The Chinese God of Fortune also came, walking around the hall. After the lions had performed, NASCANS students danced on stage. Then, members of the Martial Arts group wowed everyone, including the teachers, with their martial skills. It was fantastic when Choir came on stage and presented their singing skills.

 

 

For the finale, all concert participants gathered on stage, encouraging everyone in singing the festive songs.

My favourite concert item is however the Orange Peeling Competition, where student representatives from each level participated. Classes cheered the representatives on.

 

 

The whole concert was fun but it was also saddening as this is our last Chinese New Year concert in West Grove Primary. Next year, we will all be attending Chinese New Year concert in our secondary schools.

We will always cherish the moments of this year’s Chinese New Year concert.

By Muhammad Aleem (P6F) & Abdus Sayem Sarwer (P6G)

 

Lo Hei

It was a good bonding session as colleagues gathered to Lo Hei for good luck, abundance and prosperity. The session, complemented by a mini buffet spread, lifted up everyone’s spirits as well as the celebratory atmosphere during Chinese New Year.

By Mdm Lau

 

在农历新年的前一周,学生在美术老师的引导下完成了各种各样的手工装饰品。之后,学生利用这些装饰品把各个教室布置得漂漂亮亮,充满了新年的气氛。 在这一周,母语老师也在班上进行课堂活动,让学生对“狗”年的习俗、寓意有更深一层的认识。

2018年2月15日的这一天早上, 伟群小学迎来了醒狮团,为我们的庆祝活动拉开了序幕。醒狮团在俏皮的财神爷的陪同下到学校办公室、教员室以及各个班级送上祝福。 醒狮团的出现让全校师生惊喜万分。

 

接着,同学们聚集在早被装饰得五彩缤纷的礼堂里,等着观看精彩的表演。在同学们到齐前,一首首新年歌曲连续播出,新年气氛越来越浓厚。表演开始之前,学生代表上台为校长和副校长奉上象征大吉大利的橘子,献上对师长的美好祝愿。一声铜锣响后,令人期待的表演就开始了。由醒狮团开始表演菜青,然后是合唱团、尤克里里团、武术社团以及伟群小学托管中心的学生的舞蹈表演,真是让观众目不暇给。 之后,一些学生还被邀请上台进行“剥橘子”比赛。所有的观众们都全情投入,个个拍手叫好。

在表演结束之前,教师合唱团、母语老师、表演者以及扮演的舞龙舞狮一起同台欢唱《大地回春》。此时,台上台下的学生都纷纷一起加入合唱,欢乐的气氛达到了高潮。

新年假期结束之后,校方还为所有教师举办了一个简单的庆祝活动。除了“捞鱼生”,校方也准备了美味可口的点心,让教师在休息之余,也能与同事欢庆节日

 

7. P6 Post Exam Activity – Chinese Seal Engraving 考后活动 - 篆刻

P6 Post Exam Activity is conducted by the Chinese Department for the P6 students after their PSLE. Students are introduced to the fundamental of Chinese Seal Engraving including some basic knowledge on its history. Students enjoyed the lesson tremendously as they had a hands-on session to make their own seal. Not only do they have a better understanding of the knowledge of seal making, students learnt about patient, responsibility, coordination and good craftsmanship through the lesson. All of them walked away with a big smile at the end of the lesson!

在小学离校考试后,我校六年级的华文学生进行了一项考后活动——纂刻。这次纂刻活动的目的是让学生接触中国纂刻的基础知识以及技巧。同学们得以在课程中亲手制作他们的印章,个个都沉浸其中,十分投入。在这次活动中,学生不但接触了纂刻,还锻炼了他们的耐心、细心和责任心。课程结束后,每一个学生手捧着自己亲手制作的印章,脸上都露出了愉悦的笑容。

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Resources:

 

学乐网(课文录音)

https://xuele.moe.edu.sg/xuele/slot/u107/index.html

 

知识报知识画报/新朋友电子版

https://www.ezhishi.net/Contents/

 

口语互动平台 (iMTL portal)

https://imtl.moe.edu.sg/cos/o.x?c=/ca7_imtl/user&func=login

嘟嘟华文自适应阅读系统 (Dudu Town)

http://go.dudu.town/

 

早报逗号网/大拇指

http://www.zbcomma.sg/archives/category/%E5%A4%A7%E6%8B%87%E6%8C%87

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